Vans footwear uses the Mondo sizing system, where each whole size is equivalent to exactly 1cm in length. To ensure the best fit we recommend:
● If you have owned Vans before, buy the same size again; their sizes have not changed.
● Shop using Mondo or UK sizes.
● Follow our "How to Measure Your Mondo Size" advice and video lower down this page.
Vans UK sizes run true to size for a perfect fit right out of the box. No need to up or down a size.
Vans' men's shoes fit true to size, right out of the box.
Vans' women's shoes run a half size too small so, if you need a women's US 6, buy a Vans women's US 6.5.
Vans EU sizes are slightly out. If you prefer to use EU sizing we have added an "EU Absolute" column showing the correct conversion from Mondopoint. EU shoe sizes increase in 3.333mm increments - which is why, when presented to a single decimal point, they should always end with .0, .3 or .7 and never with .5.
On Our Website.....
On our website we use Vans sizes (even though they are not always correct) because these are what appear on the shoe boxes and the shoes themselves.
Vans Shoe/Sneaker Sizes - International Comparisons
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Source: Vans / Absolute
We are experts on shoe sizing and are confident in the information we have provided because we:
Have been selling shoes in our Sports Shop for years.
Carefully research sizes for every brand we sell.
Are very proud of our extremely low returns rate.
Have been selling footwear online since 2004.
How to Measure Your Mondo Size
Go with your normal shoe size or, if you are usually between sizes, go to the larger end of your range. There is usually no need to buy bigger or smaller than your normal shoe size.
Most footwear is manufactured using the Mondopoint sizing system. 'Mondo' means 'world' and mondopoint is the global standard - which is very simple, making it nice'n' easy to choose the correct size footwear. The Mondopoint size is the length of the shoe's insole measured in cm. To work out your size, the best way is to look it up on a pair shoes which fit you well or to measure the length of the insole on your best fitting pair of shoes. Remove the insole and measure, using a steal measuring tape, from the extreme tip of the toe to the extreme tip of the heel. The measurement will ALWAYS be exact to the nearest 0.5cm. You will never get 30.2 or 28.8; it will always be 30.0 exactly. This is your mondo shoe or boot size. Checkout this video to have Adam explain it all in plain English. He is using a snowboard boot but the same principle applies to all footwear.
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